CUPERTINO, CA: Apple cofounder and former CEO Steve Jobs died today after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 56.
Jobs was ranked No. 1 on PRWeek's Power List in 2010, in conjunction with Apple head of communications Katie Cotton.
Jobs told Apple's board of directors in August that he was resigning from his role as CEO. He was replaced by Tim Cook, former COO. Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer for a number of years and had been on medical leave since January.
Apple said in a statement posted on its homepage and to the iTunes store that the company “has lost a visionary and a creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor.”